STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY VS ARSEN STEPANYAN, ET AL.

Case No.: 19STCV38476     Track Rulings In Case

10/5/2020

Dept. 73

Rafael Ongkeko, Judge presiding

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INS. CO. V. STEPANYAN, et. al (19STCV38476)

Counsel for Plaintiff/moving party: Richard O. Knapp & Julie R. Beaton (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP)

Counsel for Defendants/opposing parties: N/A (Defaults entered)

REQUEST FOR ENTRY OF DEFAULT JUDGMENT (filed 4/10/2020)

The court DENIES entry of Plaintiff’s request for default judgment. Declaratory relief is not appropriate where Plaintiff’s evidence fails to show any prejudice at this time whether attributable to the first party insureds’ failure to cooperate by not providing the requested information or from any claims or litigation brought by the third party claimants. Plaintiff appears to have already made a de facto determination of no coverage due to evidence it has obtained of a staged, fraudulent, and collusive accident. The court will permit a voluntary dism........